Roger Federer has released new workout footage as he continues to recover from his third knee surgery. That 40 years old missed most of the 2020 season due to double knee surgery and only appeared in five tournaments 2021 before he has to have his third operation. He had explained he was hoping to hear more about a potential comeback in April or May after starting proper training for the first time since his surgery in August.
As he prepares to return to competition, Federer has shared glimpses of his training sessions with fans. After posting three photos from his practice on Monday, Dec 20-time major champion shared more in a new Instagram reel that shows him performing various exercises. The 40-year-old practices his footwork, swinging with a metal bar that appears to mimic his backhand and forehand movements.
With this in mind, former world No. 1 Andy Roddick has made his thoughts public on Federer’s return to the pitch.
“Hopefully there’s good news” – Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick, the former world number 1In an interview with the Tennis Channel he commented on Federer’s comeback. After him, the “Swiss Maestro” is “confident in his recovery”. in his words, “As we said the other day, I don’t think Roger would post anything like this unless he’s confident in his recovery.”
That 39 years old also believes positive news is on the way for Federer’s recovery as he continues to share his training videos on social media. “He played it close to the vest all the way. If he does something like this and keeps posting it, hopefully there will be good news.”
Nevertheless, the American ended his statement by saying: “But at least it looks like we’ll see him back in court. I don’t think he would post stuff like that to the extent that we see him. Will it be for a tournament? You don’t know, but it’s nice to see him healthy.”
Roger Federer plans to return to action towards the end of the year
During a recent interview, Roger Federer was asked about his comeback plans. The Swiss expects to return to action before the end of the year. “I’ll have to wait a bit before running,” said Federer. “I’m hoping to increase that more and more over the next few months and hopefully make a comeback in mid or late 2022.”
He also explained that the choice of third treatmentnt for his knee was that ‘the right thing’ to do because the pain was becoming unbearable. “The operation was the right thing” he said. “After Wimbledon, my knee was no longer good. it could not go on like that. I’m fine. I walked on crutches for 2 months and had to start all over again.”
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